Commentary for Psalms 111

The Lord is to be praised for his works.

- The psalmist resolves to praise God himself. Our exhortations and our examples should agree together. He recommends the works of the Lord, as the proper subject, when we are praising him; and the dealings of his providence toward the world, the church, and particular persons. All the works of the Lord are spoken of as one, it is his work; so admirably do all the dispensations of his providence centre in one design. The works of God, humbly and diligently sought into, shall all be found just and holy. God's pardoning sin is the most wonderful of all his works, and ought to be remembered to his glory. He will ever be mindful of his covenant; he has ever been so, and he ever will be so. His works of providence were done according to the truth of the Divine promises and prophecies, and so were verity, or truth; and by him who has a right to dispose of the earth as he pleases, and so are judgment, or righteous: and this holds good of the work of grace upon the heart of man, ver. #7,8|. All God's commandments are sure; all have been fulfilled by Christ, and remain with him for a rule of walk and conversation to us. He sent redemption unto his people, out of Egypt at first, and often afterwards; and these were typical of the great redemption, which in the fulness of time was to be wrought out by the Lord Jesus. Here his everlasting righteousness shines forth in union with his boundless mercy. No man is wise who does not fear the Lord; no man acts wisely except as influenced by that fear. This fear will lead to repentance, to faith in Christ, to watchfulness and obedience. Such persons are of a good understanding, however poor, unlearned, or despised.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 111

  • Obbie Beal on Psalms 111
    No Fear of GOD always equal to us leaning unto our own understanding which always result in a sinful mind-set. Mankind continue to build personal-relationships, marriages, homes, cities, religions, most-times without the Commandments of GOD which always results in the wrath of GOD sooner or later. Many even ignore the TRUTH that we must be BORN AGAIN, as it relates to SALVATION. John 3:16-21
  • Reverend jacobs on Psalms 111
    Known unto God are all his works and words a man can receive.norhing except its given him from above. Some are given by God of his spirit the expresssion of his character what i mean is he spake and it was done. done in truth and it is.the spirit that bears.witness because the spirit is truth. The spirit.bears witness with my.spirit that iam what God says Iam according to the working of him
  • Andrew on Psalms 111
    In view of all responses, all must be mindful that God is and will always be. Man must come to understand God as best as Man can and with a Faithful reverend knowing that God will provide and keep Man for God's purposes.
  • Janita on Psalms 111
    There should always be good understanding and truth.
  • Emmanuel on Psalms 111
    if 'reverend' is the name of GOD, then why are so called bible school pastors also called reverends?
  • Ed on Psalms 111:4
    We can find his wonderful works and the word remember in the 4th commandment
  • BARR. U.I. IDIKA on Psalms 111:9
  • Carol Roberson on Psalms 111
    Psalm 111:6 The LORD GOD showed the children of Israel the power of HIS works by parting the Red Sea, feeding them manna in the wilderness, and many powerful works.JEHOVAH GOD did this to show his children that they should trust in the LORD their GOD. Don't be as the heathen or as the world,but rather remain holy and righteous. God has the power to give the heritage to HIS children so that they would do righteously with integrity unto what has been entrusted and given.
  • Brianna on Psalms 111:10
    The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom. It is not a morbid fear of God, but the fear of displeasing him, and breaking his commandments. If you think about it, those commandments are very wise for us today. For example if people would follow God 's laws on fornication, would we have so many children born out of wedlock? Not knowing their mother or father? Teenage pregnancy? Yes following God 's standards as found in the Bible proves to be wise every time.
  • Brianna on Psalms 111:10
    A very practical and powerful scripture. This calls to question what does it mean to Fear Jehovah? In accordance with this scripture, the fear of disobeying his commandments and displeasing him. The laws in the Bible serve as a great protection from many of the pitfalls that befall so many today. Would it not be wisdom to obey those laws, and benefit ourselves???


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